Firearms and plants seized in police bust of Malakwa marijuana grow

Two people facing multiple charges in relation to Malakwa marijuana grow op from which police seized over 400 plants and numerous firearms.

  • May. 10, 2013 12:00 p.m.

By Lachlan Labere, Black Press

Two people are facing multiple charges in relation to a Malakwa marijuana grow operation from which police seized more than 400 plants, as well as numerous firearms.

On May 9, Sicamous RCMP executed a search warrant at a Mizon Road residence.  Sicamous Sgt. Dave Dubnyk says the warrant was obtained for theft of electricity. Upon entering the residence, investigating officers found two “large marijuana grow operations,” and multiple firearms including two shotguns and three rifles.

“The residence had a licence to produce medicinal marijuana,” reports Dubnyk. “However, the quantity of plants was two-and-a-half times the amount authorized by Health Canada.”

Three people located at the residence, one from Malakwa and the other two from the Okanagan, were taken into custody. They were later released, with two facing charges for production of marijuana, theft of electricity and unsafe storage of firearms.

Dubnyk adds further charges are pending against two additional suspects, and that the case remains under investigation.

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